book reviews

book reviews

here’s two books i ordered from amazon recently that i think you should read.

kitchen confidential by anthony bourdain
-the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky

i don’t know if anyone else watches the travel channel as much as i do, but anthony bourdain has a series on it called no reservations. this guy is cynical , calculating, articulate, concise, and loves food, all in a branden-esque physique (heehee, sorry tonto). if you’ve caught his show and were intrigued, you will love his book. he shows what it’s like to be a chef, tells you what kitchen items you absolutely need, what to order and what not to order, all while confessing his love of cocaine and sex in back alleys while on the job.

the perks of being a wallflower was a really really quick read and completely engrossing from the viewpoint of a troubled freshman in high school in letter form. turns out it’s not really about perks – just about growing up. completely NOT what i expected, but i couldn’t put it down. i read it in one day.

those are my book reviews for the day. next on my plate is the new robin mckinley book. consequently, i have friended her on LJ and her posts are LOOOOOOONG and i often don’t read them, but she has mentioned that there three damar books floating around in her head, which makes me excited. 🙂

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